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by 0 · July 19, 2014 at 04:11 PM

Breakfast4 eggs Green tea with lemon Handful almonds and raspberriesLunch and dinnerChicken, beef, salmon etc with broccoli, kale, spinach or sweet potato cooked in coconut oil and 1/2 avocado

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raydawg 0 · July 19, 2014 at 04:11 PM

Organ meats such as liver, marrow, kidneys (if you can stand'em) are missing. I'd also throw in some mixed greens and a good quality olive oil with some Apple Cider Vinegar (unpasturized). I'd also add blue and blackberries. You're also missing... (more)

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by 0 · April 19, 2014 at 11:47 AM

I have major issues with almonds. I constantly crave them and if I start eating them I can't stop, I can go through a whole bag of raw almonds or an entire jar of almond butter in one sitting. I know I'm intolerant to them cause I almost always... (more)

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Michael_17 0 · April 19, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Maybe they..'re highly rewarding to your/hitting the dopamine receptors and you keep wanting more. They are very energy dense... Similarly there could be a component of them you're sentivite to that leads to getting cravings when you aren't... (more)

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by 43 · March 24, 2014 at 08:25 PM

Hey everyone! So...my body has healed pretty well...except for my keratosis pialris! I inly eat some white ruce now...cause I need a lot of carbs, with my body type and was kind of starving without enough carbs on paleo...I still haven't really... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · March 23, 2014 at 05:41 PM

Depletion varies. If you have a high need for vitamin A (retinol), you can quickly deplete any stores. We do have a limited amount of ability to absorb vitamin A (retinol) and beta carotene. You might consume 1000% of vitamin A (retinol) in a... (more)

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by 0 · January 16, 2014 at 12:45 PM

So I hear often that water-soluble vitamins must be consumed daily because excess amounts of them cannot be stored in the body. However, I've also heard that this is not the case. For example, thiamine, a water-soluble B-vitamin, can... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · January 16, 2014 at 12:05 AM

Yes, we store water-soluble vitamins/minerals. The liver has stores of a number of vitamins/minerals. And this makes sense… why do we humans eat animal livers? Because the nutrients are concentrated/stored there. What's found there? Vitamins A... (more)

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by 0 · November 04, 2013 at 09:37 AM

This is what I eat over the period of 6 days (monday-saturday). I am a 24 yo female (5 ft, 131lbs), trying to improve health (priority) and lose fat (second priority) on a limited budget and with a lot of time constraint. On Sundays, I... (more)

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SuperiorMindset_com 0 · November 03, 2013 at 11:44 PM

I think you need to decide on your preferred fuel source, either fat or carbs. A little bit of both doesn't give you the best results in my experience. Olive oil is healthy but shouldn't be consumed in excess. Ghee isn't exactly empty calories,... (more)

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by 115 · October 02, 2013 at 06:02 PM

Hi, I'm working on some of the deficiencies I had (b12, b6, vit a, selenium, zinc, magnesium, potassium), I have successfully got rid of all of them except vit A, I also had B1 tested and that is low as well. My Vit D, calcium and iodine levels... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · October 02, 2013 at 06:02 PM

You're at normal levels, albeit low-normal, now. If you were deficient for a long while, you have no vitamin A stored; none in adipose, none in your liver. Until you fill the stores, you're likely not going to see anything but low-normal amounts... (more)

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by 126 · August 12, 2013 at 04:15 PM

I see a Naturopath a couple of times per year mainly to address minor issues. In the past he's discovered a zinc deficient, which showed up as arrhythmia. This was easily fixed with a daily dose of chelated zinc. Over the last couple of months... (more)

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cavemanjoe 0 · August 12, 2013 at 04:15 PM

If you are experiencing twitching and other neurological issues, consider seeing a real doctor. How exactly does the naturopath "determine" that you are "mineral deficient?" Medically accepted blood tests? I doubt it. Spend your money on real... (more)

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by 15 · August 08, 2013 at 02:34 PM

I find it difficult to get enough potassium when low carb without resorting to massive amounts of vegetables, vegetable juice and coconut water. I believe my brain fog and memory issues might be due to a long time potassium defiency on low carb. I... (more)

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Linds 0 · August 08, 2013 at 12:09 PM

Any particular reason why you want to go zero carb? n=1 zero carb can cause a lot of issues in terms of making sure you get all the essential minerals, macros and vitamins that your body needs without turning your kitchen cupboard into a... (more)

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by 150 · August 24, 2013 at 09:21 PM

I'm intending to go for a blood test probably in a few weeks' time... It's one of the few things that can help set my family's mind at ease with this "weird" diet I'm on. Anyways, I'm looking for suggestions on what sort of tests I should be... (more)

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slr255 0 · July 27, 2013 at 07:56 PM

I asked a similar question awhile back. If you search the words insurance and endocrinologist here on hacks you will find the answers I got. The mostcomprehensive answer was a link to the jack Krause site. He's kinda out there but very scientific... (more)

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by -2 · September 04, 2013 at 12:03 PM

Nevermind. What I posted is wrong.

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by 43 · July 16, 2013 at 10:39 AM

Okay, so my skin has blow up like I have never seen it before. My skin has been especially bad this last month and I thought it was from Aveeno Positively radiant products, but I stopped them a week now, and I am still getting the weirdest spots... (more)

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raydawg 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

Aveeno is made with oats, which are, of course grains. Not as reactive as wheat, but... Check your greens supplement, they may contain wheatgrass or other grains. Lack of desire to eat meat is usually from low stomach acid, which is usually... (more)

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by 43 · June 20, 2013 at 02:41 AM

I am going to the dentist todayyyyy! I have had this metal taste on and off for about 7 months. It will go and then come back. I have it so strong when I wake up. I can still taste other food, but have had it more for a week now. Now, I was... (more)

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Zach__1 0 · June 19, 2013 at 02:12 PM

I don't think your body would tell you you're zinc deficient if you're supplementing it... i would say it's either something with the metal fillings (usually is, especially if it's mercury based) or it could be your body is getting an overdose of... (more)

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by 571 · June 26, 2013 at 09:01 AM

I've been Paleo/Primal for about 8 months and I feel like there is room for improvement. At first I felt great and lost some weight, then at some point I think I went too low carb, so I upped them. I had been doing Bulletproof coffee a lot in the... (more)

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Ally_E 0 · June 26, 2013 at 09:01 AM

if you suspect thyroid issues going AIP paleo is very beneficial, look up paleomum she has a lot of valuable info as well as Balanced Bites

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by 50 · March 22, 2013 at 05:26 PM

Once summer comes and I spend more than an hour outside in the sun a day, will my Vitamin D levels be able to normalize faster than through supplementation? Or does it take a long time? I also was taking these mega doses of 50,000 Iu of vitamin d... (more)

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by 227 · January 13, 2013 at 04:38 AM

It was as if I took a powerful prescription medication. Doesn't this contradict the widely believed notion that liver contains a strong anti fatigue factor? I usually get the weston price jolt from liver, but there have been two or three times... (more)

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TruthinessInc 0 · January 12, 2013 at 08:48 PM

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by 748 · February 04, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Does over eating have something to do with a mineral deficiency? I know part of binging behavior has to do usually with a past restrictive diet (for me, my previous fasting behavior)... but I have been making an effort to not restrict calories for... (more)

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flowers 0 · February 04, 2013 at 10:47 PM

I absolutely understand where you are coming from!!!!! I am definitely guilty of being a nut-binger. I am happy to share my story with you of how I overcame this. After being VLC for a few months, I had uncontrollable nut/seed/nut butter cravings.... (more)

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by 1012 · April 18, 2013 at 01:56 AM

I was diagnosed with Cyclic Neutropenia at the age of 19 during my first year of college (I just turned 25). Cyclic neutropenia is a disorder that causes frequent infections and other health problems in affected individuals. People with this... (more)

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ebgaky 0 · November 09, 2012 at 07:09 PM

I'm sorry to hear of your illness. I hope you can find some relief soon! You might try oil pulling for your sores. There are some posts on this site about it, and also some decent info comes up on google. Basically you swish ~1Tbs of oil (sesame,... (more)

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by 2368 · November 08, 2012 at 02:58 AM

Hi folks, just stumbled across an interesting review about crohn's disease and it makes sense. http://www.nature.com/mi/journal/v1/n1s/full/mi200848a.html Essentially they say that the gut lining needs antimicrobial proteins in order to contain... (more)

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Mscott 0 · November 08, 2012 at 02:58 AM

Thanks for posting this. I'm really curious about what the dietary recommendations might be for improving our defensins. According to this paper, vitamin D may be beneficial: "Vitamin D can enhance the induction of the antimicrobial... (more)

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by 20 · November 03, 2012 at 02:01 AM

Hi, After suffering with severe stomach pain and recently having blood tests my girlfriend has tentatively been diagnosed with 'pernicious anemia', her results showed B12 & folate deficiency along with 'abnormally large' red blood cells.... (more)

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margarets 0 · November 03, 2012 at 12:01 AM

This is a complex issue. Your gf should follow her doctor's advice. Introducing a new diet at this stage will only complicate the diagnosis, because it introduces new variables. Also, some of what you've posted doesn't quite add up. Your gf... (more)

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by 394 · November 13, 2012 at 05:11 AM

Must individuals on all-meat/fish diets have vitamin/mineral deficiencies? {I'm thinking vitamin C, potassium, etc.}

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AmandaLP 0 · November 01, 2012 at 02:38 AM

Nope. People on all muscle meat may have deficiencies, but those cultures who focus on meat only seek out and specifically consume offal and glands that most people miss.

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by 63 · October 04, 2012 at 11:39 PM

I'm finally not concerned about which foods I should eat, so now I get to worry about things like vitamins and minerals! I don't take any supplements in addition to my food and I'm not showing any signs of deficiencies, but I'd like to clear some... (more)

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by 455 · September 09, 2012 at 04:04 PM

"Vitamin-D deficiency does not seem to affect adult cognition, at least not according to a recent review article (Annweiler et al., 2009). But there may be early developmental effects. When rat fetuses are deprived of vitamin D, the newborn pups... (more)

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Jay_9 0 · September 09, 2012 at 04:04 PM

You got it totally wrong

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by 610 · April 10, 2014 at 02:44 PM

For the past week or so I've been noticing slight pain in my feet and hands, mostly in the palms and arches, especially when I'm going to bed. It feels sort of like cramping of very small muscles in the arch and palms. But just now I started to... (more)

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Jonicooke 0 · April 10, 2014 at 02:44 PM

I've just switched to a paleo diet (not exclusively meat and veggies yet but way way less carbs..) and I have noticed the same aching in my feet and hands and weird puffing up. I really do think it's diet related as it happened at the same time... (more)

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by 384 · May 22, 2012 at 02:33 PM

I know this is incredibly un-paleo of me, but I've recently been indulging in those 'Monster' energy drinks (lo-carb of course). Over the last two or three weeks I was transitioning from a 10-12 hours sleep college lifestyle to a 6-7 hours if I'm... (more)

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daz 0 · May 22, 2012 at 04:03 AM

I've been taking Taurine for a while now. Initially in a Magnesium Complex powder. Then i changed from the Mag complex to another Mag supp & looked at all the other stuff that was in the complex that i would now be missing. Taurine looked... (more)

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by 153 · February 26, 2013 at 06:42 PM

It's been probably 3 years now that I've been trying to figure out what's causing my chronic fatigue, low energy, IBS and some other health issues. So far, I've received little help from doctors. I recently saw a hematologist who couldn't find... (more)

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Shawna_1 0 · February 26, 2013 at 06:42 PM

Other countries consider under 500 seriously low, Japan for instance. There is an epidemic of vitamin deficiency in this country but its not just b12, it's also D. Go to grassrootsheath.net and do some research, also to naturehaditfirst.com and... (more)